A HUGELY popular screen and stage hit musical arrives at a local venue shortly and has already sparked a rush for tickets at the box office.

The cause of all the excitement is Rufus Norris’ multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical Cabaret, which will be on for a week at Malvern’s Festival Theatre later this month.

John Partridge, winner of Celebrity MasterChef in 2018, and well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ Christian Clarke, leads this production of as Emcee at the notorious 1930s Berlin hot-spot, the Kit Kat Klub.

It’s this haven of decadence where the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take to the stage at the infamous club… with Emcee performing the introductions and setting the tone for the night.

Partridge is also one of West End theatres’ most prolific leading men, having played in A Chorus Line, Chicago, and La Cage Aux Folles.

Joining him on stage in the role of Sally Bowles is Kara Lily Hayworth who recently won rave reviews across the country for her portrayal of Cilla Black in Cilla the Musical, after she was discovered by Bill Kenwright during the show’s nationwide TV auditions.

Singer and screen icon Anita Harris is another well known name in the cast.

She will play Fraulein Schneider, who owns the flat where Sally Bowles resides.

Anita first rose to fame as a singer in the 1960s, beginning a lifelong career as a performer and actress. She has appeared both on screen (Follow That Camel and Carry on Doctor) and on stage, most notably as Grizabella in the West End’s Cats.

Joining this talented line-up is Basienka Blake (Casualty) as Fraulein Kost, Charles Hagerty (The Bodyguard, West End) as Cliff Bradshaw, James Paterson (The Phantom Of The Opera, West End) as Herr Schultz and Nick Tizzard (Doc Martin) as Ernst Ludwig.

Directed by the National Theatre’s Artistic Director Rufus Norris and featuring the Olivier Award Winning Choreography by Javier De Frutos, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres.

Cabaret will be on stage at Malvern from Tuesday, November 19 to Saturday, November 23.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at malvern-theatres.co.uk.

The advice is that if you haven’t booked yet you would be wise to act now to secure your seats.